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Monument record MDR13574 - Ricklow Quarry, Ricklow Dale, Monyash

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Full Description

Derbyshire (along with south Devon) for about 200 years, was a focal point for the extraction and processing of decorative stone. It sourced 'marble' from a variety of sources within the county, including from Sheldon and Ricklow near Monyash (fossil). The Victorian industry serviced retail outlets in Matlock Bath, Bakewell and Buxton together with works in Derby and Ashford in the Water. (1) Ricklow Quarry is shown near Monyash on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) The 3rd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of the early 20th century shows the quarry as disused. (3) Substantual former limestone quarry, at the south end of Ricklow Dale. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 28.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.



Grid reference Centred SK 1651 6612 (164m by 130m)

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Record last edited

Dec 4 2014 1:35PM

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